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15 Feb 2021 | 15:15

The Coalition is supporting a survey which seeks to develop a better understanding of the extent to which the governance and leadership of the sport for development sector is gender equitable.  

The global research is being led by Dr Lucy Piggott at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has two primary aims: 

  1. To determine whether the governance and leadership of the sport for development and peace (SDP) sector is gender-balanced. 
  2. To explore the intersectional gendered experiences and perceptions of senior leaders in SDP organisations. 

It is expected that the research will raise awareness of issues relating to gender equity in SDP leadership and governance, and recommendations will be provided on how SDP organisations can work towards gender equitable governance and leadership. 

Lucy explained: “Gaining a greater understanding of gender equity in SDP governance and leadership is important because gender-balanced leadership teams have been found to provide a range of benefits to how organisations and institutions are led and managed. 

“Target 5.5 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Therefore, it is important to assess the extent to which SDP organisations are practising gender equality and championing the empowerment of women and girls at all levels of the organisation.” 

It is anticipated that the survey will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is Friday 26th February. 

Take the survey.